Can’t stay glued to your twitter timeline but still interested in the Mariners? Let’s try this as an experiment. A blog post that will be updated throughout the day with everything of note that I’ve tweeted on the M’s.
Plus a little more. If there’s some supplemental info that didn’t fit into a tweet, I’ll try to add that , too.
The latest stuff will be on top. (Look, it won’t be instantaneous. You’ll need to follow me on twitter for that (@TNT_Mariners), but I’ll try to update it regularly. This is designed more for the fan who wants to check in a few times a day. So bookmark the site.)
Let’s see how it goes for a few days. If there’s much of a response, I’ll try to do it as a regular feature.
9:39: #Mariners sweep split-squad DH from Giants (18-3) and Dodgers (8-5). The capsule report from our Insiders Blog. bit.ly/1ilQmPP
8:52: Can tell you what I hear: talent; not there yet. @sdotgrabinski what is your opinion on James Jones?
8:48: Both of Montero’s homers tonight went to the opposite field.
8:44: Jesus Montero with his second homer of the game, and #Mariners lead 7-5 in eighth
8:42: Jonathan Arias bails out Andrew Carraway in the Dodgers 7th by getting a strikeout with the bases loaded. #Mariners lead 6-5.
8:12: #Mariners ran down two deep flies this inning for RHP Andrew Carraway, but LADs’ Joc Pederson just went deep. Lead down to 6-5.
8:11: Attendance at Camelback Ranch is 13,427. A sellout. That’s two road sellouts today.
8:00: Romero also has a homer, a double and just opened the sixth by flying out to deep center.
7:57: #Mariners LF Stefen Romero throws out Dee Gordon at the plate for an inning-ending DP. M’s lead Dodgers 6-3 through five. Heck of a throw.
7:25: Positioned for the W. Hands over three-run lead to Logan Kensing. @fabianstrategy9 That is a very Blake Beavan line
7:23: #Mariners RHP Blake Beavan done after three innings. Three hits, three runs but only one earned. One walk and two strikeouts.
7:03: Smoak homer came after the Dodgers failed to catch a very catchable two-out fly by Nick Franklin into short center.
7:01: And the #Mariners lead 5-3 on a two-run homer by Justin Smoak in the third.
6:39: Mariners pull even on back-to-back homers by Montero and Romero.
6:15: Kyle Seager follows Almonte with a single against Beckett but is erased on a DP when Nick Franklin lines out to RF.
6:11 #Mariners CF Abraham Almonte opens game against Dodgers RHP Josh Beckett with line single to right…and then gets picked off.
3:32: #Mariners romp past Giants 18-3. Split-squad DH continues tonight against Dodgers. Our game capsule from opener. bit.ly/1ilQmPP
3:28: 3B D.J. Peterson had a single and a walk in two plate appearances but left the game with an upset stomach. Won’tplay in night game.
2:52: RHP Stephen Shackleford, up from minor-league camp, on to pitch eighth for #Mariners with 17-3 lead.
2:42: #Mariners on the merry-go-round again. Three runs so far in the 8th. First and third with no outs against Sergio Romo. Lead Giants 15-3.
2:33: Attendance at Scottsdale Stadium is 12,123, a sellout. #Mariners have not drawn more than 5,913 so far this spring at Peoria Stadium.
2:18: Ackley is three for four and now batting .500 (10 for 20).
2:17: #Mariners answer SF’s two runs in sixth by scoring three in seventh for 12-2 lead. Dustin Ackley delivers two-run triple.
1:25: #Mariners RHP Erasmo Ramirez likely done after four strong innings. No runs, one hit, one walk and four strikeouts. M’s lead Giants 9-0.
1:10 p.m.: Question for women: Just saw a marriage proposal on the video board at a spring-training game. Thoughts?
12:59: Endy Chavez’s second hit, in three at-bats, is a two-run single. And the #Mariners lead 9-0 over the Giants in the third. Still batting.
12:50: Add an RBI single for Saunders in the third, and the #Mariners boost lead to 5-0 with one out and runners at first and second.
12:39: RF Michael Saunders adds a nice running catch into foul ground to his earlier two-run homer. #Mariners lead Giants 4-0 through two innings.
12:14: Michael Saunders with a two-run homer with two outs in the first boosts #Mariners’ lead to 4-0 over Giants.
12:08: Brad Miller with a two-run homer in first after an Endy Chavez single. #Mariners off to quick 2-0 lead over Giants.
9:56: D.J. Peterson getting look recently but McClendon cautions: “This kid is not going to make the club but it’s not bad to get kids over here.”
EXTRA: “We’ll get his feet wet a little bit. Give him an opportunity to show what he can do…(Ketel) Marte is a pretty exciting young man. There’s another kid over here, (Carson) Smith. We’ve got some talent here. We’ll get them over here and see what they can do.
9:48: McClendon on Abraham Almonte in center field: ” I like what I see to this point.”
EXTRA: “He’s moving well in the outfield. He’s moving well around the fence. He’s throwing well. He’s running well. He hasn’t been successful with his bunt attempts quite yet. That’s still a work in progress. I like what I see to this point. I like the total package. Switch-hitter. He gives you speed on the bases. He can score from first. He has some pop. Andy has done a nice job with him in the outfield. You can see the improvement. The total package is pretty good.”
9:43: McClendon on concerns regarding OF defense: “It can’t be any worse than it was last year. We had a horrible defensive outfield last year.”
EXTRA: “I think have options that will make it better this year. That’s all I can tell you at this time. I will say this: It will be better.”
9:40: McClendon on whether there’s anything to choose so far between SS candidates Franklin and Miller: “No. I’d say they’re quite equal.”
9:38: No immediate plans for Logan Morrison in OF. McClendon: “That’s a ways off. He’ll play some first basem and we’ll try to build from there.”
9:36: #Mariners’ Corey Hart shows no day-after problems after testing knees Friday for first time in RF. DHing today; likely back in RF on Sunday.
9:33: McClendon says Taijuan Walker shows no renewed shoulder problems after two days of playing catch. “The trainers tell me he’s feeling fine.”
EXTRA: “It was good to see him with a smile on his face. All indications are he’s fine.”
9:31: #Mariners 2B Robinson Cano still recovering from what must have been a nasty root canal. Could play Sunday. More likely on Monday.
EXTRA: “He’s here today. He’s still a little sore and a little drugged up. He’s better. My guess is there’s an outside chance he might play tomorrow. I doubt it. More than likely he’ll do a light workout. We’ll see.”
<So Monday?> “That’s what I’m leaning toward.”
7:36: #Mariners’ minor-league promotions for SF game: RHPs Chance Ruffin, Stephen Shackleford and Mayckol Guaipe…
…INFs D.J. Peterson, Ketel Marte and Tyler Smith; OFs Dario Pizzano, Jabari Blash and Leon Landry; and C John Hicks.
7:34: SF vs. #Mariners (12:05 PST): Blanco 8, Belt 3, Posey 2, Sandoval 5, Abreu DH, Perez 7, Kieschnick 9, Noonan 4, Adrianza 6 and Vogelsong 1.
7:22: #Mariners at SF: Chavez 8, Miller 6, Kelly 4, Hart DH, Morrison 3, Saunders 9, Ackley 7, Bloomquist 5, Buck 2 and E Ramirez 1
#Mariners at LADs: Almonte 8, Seager DH, Franklin 6, Smoak 3, Peterson 5, Romero 7, Jones 9, Triunfel 4, Quintero 2 and Beavan 1.